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Israel Today Interview with Sheikh Abu Khalil al Tamimi

By Israel Today Staff |
‘A TWO STATE SOLUTION is impossible’ Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

In the midst of the controversy over the Regulation Law for Judea and Samaria (see page 3), a notable Palestinian cleric is saying things that contradict the worldview of the international community. “A two state solution does not make any sense,” says Sheikh Abu Khalil al Tamimi in an interview with Israel Today editor-in-chief Aviel Schneider. “We want to live under Israeli democracy as equal citizens in Palestine.”

Tamimi is the spiritual leader of the Islamic fundamentalist Salafist sect in the Palestinian territories and a member of the Sharia Court. “Palestinians,” he says, “are afraid to speak about their true feelings to the media.”

Israel Today: Do your views have any support among the Palestinian people?

Tamimi: Yes. The vast majority wants to live in a state with the Jews under democratic rule. When talking to Palestinian extremists, I hear the same. Even the Koran talks about the Jews...

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